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mirfi 04-11-17 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by tbo (Post 19498311)
If anyone is looking for a matched pair, we just don't have the room for them, but I'm willing to take a look for you if really interested. If $200 for both bikes, it's not a bad deal at all. Also note these are Florida bikes (bad thing) but garaged the whole time (good thing).

Matched pair of 1970's Raleigh 3 speed bikes - $200 (Merritt Island)
https://spacecoast.craigslist.org/bik/6074609500.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00404_...g0_600x450.jpg

https://images.craigslist.org/01717_...nd_600x450.jpg

https://images.craigslist.org/01515_...9W_600x450.jpg

Beautiful pair of bicycles and thank you for letting us on the forum know.

tbo 04-11-17 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by mirfi (Post 19504824)
Beautiful pair of bicycles and thank you for letting us on the forum know.

I put this in the craigslist listing thread, but thought that this was actually a better place to post. Not too many (if any) 3 speed posts in there, besides this one.

thumpism 04-12-17 06:44 PM

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This flyer caught my eye at the grocery store this evening and I was delighted to find details beyond the paint. Large hubs suggest Dyno or drum brake, or both. Groovy fork blades, heron chainwheel, rear stand, peaked fenders.
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clubman 04-12-17 09:09 PM

Groovy fork is a Humber!

Sixty Fiver 04-15-17 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 19500942)
I just ran an errand on my '73 Sears Ted Williams Free Spirit with rear 2-speed SRAM hub. This is the one made by Puch with a full Reynolds 531 frameset, so it's the ideal stealth relatively high-end urban machine.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8463/2...417c7684_c.jpg

Have not seen too many of these but my friend built one up as a fixed gear and pounded the hell out of it for years... the frames are a bit whippy under a stronger rider and in that make a better candidate for less intense pursuits.

Happy Easter all.

gster 04-16-17 04:16 PM

Summer Friends
 
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Somehow my camera was switched to Black and White. I don't mind.

clubman 04-16-17 04:20 PM

Happy Easter to you too Keith. Long time...

mirfi 04-20-17 04:57 AM

Cheap Light for Raleigh Lantern Holder
 
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Cheap light that fits lantern holder

27 LED from Harborfreight List $3.99), Simpson TP-15 tie from Homedepot($.57).

I usually add a zip tie as insurance, but it is real snug.

arex 04-20-17 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by mirfi (Post 19524030)
Cheap light that fits lantern holder

27 LED from Harborfreight List $3.99), Simpson TP-15 tie from Homedepot($.57).

I usually add a zip tie as insurance, but it is real snug.

There's a similar light at most hardware stores that has a much stronger magnet on the back than the HF light does. Only costs a little more, too.

mirfi 04-20-17 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by arex (Post 19526316)
There's a similar light at most hardware stores that has a much stronger magnet on the back than the HF light does. Only costs a little more, too.

I will have to look around. What I liked was that the holes lined up. Plus HF occasionally gives them away for free and I had like five of them.

:-)

adventurepdx 04-21-17 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by mirfi (Post 19524030)
Cheap light that fits lantern holder

27 LED from Harborfreight List $3.99), Simpson TP-15 tie from Homedepot($.57).

I usually add a zip tie as insurance, but it is real snug.

That light looks like an okay "to be seen" light. But I much rather have a "to see" light. Regular bike lights have gotten pretty good the last few years, and you can get a pretty bright (100 lumens) light that is USB rechargable for about $30.

Also, since that Harbor Freight light isn't designed for bikes, and the lantern bracket will mean it will point straight ahead, it may do more to annoy other oncoming cyclists and other road users than anything else...

LouB 04-21-17 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 19498479)
I love this bike!

I have got to ride one of these. Very classy...and classic.

gster 04-23-17 05:26 AM

Modified New Hudson
 
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This bike has been kicking around for a few years. It was originally for sale at a bike Co-op in Hamilton Ontario. It's for sale again. A 1950's New Hudson 3 speed with modern drum brakes/hub, a modern bottom bracket and handle bars. Asking price $250.00 CDN. I would think the hubs alone are worth that much.

clubman 04-23-17 08:23 AM

Is it yours? They look like modern 559 wheels, causing me to wonder about pedal-to-ground clearance.

Looks cool with a scorcher vibe going.

gster 04-23-17 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by clubman (Post 19531568)
Is it yours? They look like modern 559 wheels, causing me to wonder about pedal-to-ground clearance.

Looks cool with a scorcher vibe going.

No, not mine. For sale on Kijiji.
I had seen it for sale several years ago and did not care for the modern "upgrades".

clubman 04-23-17 04:22 PM

Agree. Just being nice in case. I still like a scorcher...

gster 04-23-17 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by clubman (Post 19532488)
Agree. Just being nice in case. I still like a scorcher...


What is a Scorcher (of the 1890s)?
The question came up on another blog as to "what is a scorcher?" in reference to an 1896 pledge by a cyclist not to be one. A cyclist who was a scorcher was commonly understood to ride aggressively at high speeds outside of controlled races risking crashes with other riders, pedestrians, and others. The scorcher was also commonly criticized for his (or her) less than upright seat on the bicycle. (This posture, however, was perfectly OK during a race . . . ) Since the bicycles of the day either had no brakes at all or generally poor ones compared to what we are used to today, the potential for mayhem was that much greater.

clubman 04-23-17 05:36 PM

In a modern day vernacular, scorchers are typical messenger bikes. Stripped down, go-fast utilitarian bikes with low bars and an aggressive stance. Bikes for hyped-up proletariat rebels (whew)

No brakes = fixed wheel.

BigChief 04-23-17 08:12 PM

scorcher! Never heard that before, but that was me back when I was 12 to maybe 14 or so. I built a 3 speed from junk day parts, painted it bright yellow, masked off stripes with electrical tape and over sprayed it black so I ended up with a black and yellow bumble bee paint job. Flipped the rusty northroads around and made it my mission in life to go everywhere as fast as possible.

gster 04-24-17 02:51 AM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 19532953)
scorcher! Never heard that before, but that was me back when I was 12 to maybe 14 or so. I built a 3 speed from junk day parts, painted it bright yellow, masked off stripes with electrical tape and over sprayed it black so I ended up with a black and yellow bumble bee paint job. Flipped the rusty northroads around and made it my mission in life to go everywhere as fast as possible.


BigChief 04-24-17 04:46 AM

Ah, life is ironic. Look at me now. An old geezer sedately peddling along on his roadster. No scorcher left in me, but a fantasy is bubbling up in my mind...I might even make the local news..."Elderly man goes crazy on bicycle. Charged with disturbing the peace and being a public menace" Oh well, guess not.

clubman 04-24-17 06:30 AM

I'm with you.

agmetal 04-27-17 03:56 PM

I finally got around to taking some side-by-side pictures of my 1937 Raleigh Tourist and the ANT that I built up with a lot of inspiration from it, and then I took the Raleigh for a quick spin. That was the first time I've ridden that bike since November, when it slid out from under me on some unexpected slush, and I bent the right crank arm. I plan to ride it to work tomorrow (the one-year anniversary of when I bought it), and straighten it back out. After riding the ANT a lot lately, it's interesting (but not very surprising) how different it feels from the Raleigh that I modeled the build after!

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BigChief 04-27-17 08:50 PM

What a stately pair of bikes. Very classy.

thumpism 04-27-17 09:05 PM

Nice overlay.

Originally Posted by agmetal (Post 19542976)



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